HIPAA – GINA
|Final Regulations: Excepted Benefits (Dental, Vision, EAP and LTC)
Federal regulators have released some long-overdue guidance on benefits that many HR professionals and their brokers/consultants have long categorized by the catch-phrase “excepted benefits”. With the release of these final regulations, there are some minor changes to those self-insured dental, vision, LTC and EAP plans … read more
|Wellness Plans On Trial – EEOC Litigation
In this on Demand Webinar, Crawford Advisors General Counsel and Vice President-Compliance, Patrick Haynes, reviews the EEOC’s litigation against employer’s wellness plans. Wisconsin based Orion Energy Systems is accused of violating federal law by requiring an employee to submit to medical exams and other inquiries… read more
|HHS Issues HIPAA Law-Enforcement Guide and Informal Guidance on Marketing and Decedents’ PHI
HHS has added several new resources to its HIPAA privacy website, including the following materials addressing the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) in law-enforcement situations, for certain marketing purposes, and with respect to deceased individuals.
|HHS Issues New Sample HIPAA Privacy Notices
HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology have collaborated to develop model Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) for health care providers and health plans to use to communicate with their patients and plan members.
|Webinar: Final Regulations on HIPAA HITECH and ACA
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released final regulations on the HITECH Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. The final regulations are similar to the proposed regulations, some of which are already in effect, though additional components were added that can… read more
|Finally Final! HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations Released
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released some long-awaited (and long over-due) final regulations under HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). The release updated various HIPAA requirements including privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification. Employers… read more
|How to prepare your organization in the event of a Department of Labor PPACA audit
Review this brief video and learn how your organization should prepare for a DOL audit. With increased scrutiny and an expanded staff, both the DOL and IRS are attempting to increase audits in search of compliance and administration errors and omissions. Is your organization ready for a DOL PPACA related audit?